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Lawmakers named to permanent child welfare committee created by passage of HB 1

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Legislative leaders have named most of the members of the permanent Child Welfare and Oversight Advisory Committee created by the passage of House Bill 1, the adoption and foster care reform measure in the 2018 General Assembly. Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, named three Republican members: Sens. Julie Raque Adams of Louisville, Tom Buford of Nicholasville...

Kentucky by Heart: Soured on politicians? Here are a few examples of ones who might change your mind

By Steve Flairty KyForward columnist For sure, criticizing politics and politicians is not a novel practice seen only in modern times, but it seems to be getting nastier and more widespread. Television, radio, and social media fuel the caustic tone—rightly or wrongly–for all to see and hear. Might citizens wonder, from this steady diet of negativity: Is politics purely the realm of a bunch...

LRC’s Capitol Notes: School safety, DNA
bills among several that advance on busy day

By Scott Payton Special to KyForward   School safety legislation approved by Senate   Kentucky school districts would be required to maintain emergency management plans under a bill unanimously passed by the Senate Tuesday.   Based on recommendations from the Kentucky Center on School Safety, Senate Bill 8, sponsored by Sen. Mike Wilson, R-Bowling Green, would require school administrators...